Basketball Is Life: Basketball Is Life

BALL IS LIFE

Since I was a young boy I have always played sports. My first sport I played was

soccer; I have played every sport basketball baseball, football and basketball. Out of

every sport I played basketball and football was my best sports. I started playing football

when I was 7 years old. As I got older I started to become a real good basketball player.

In the 8th grade I played varsity for a privet school. I averaged 16 points per game so

now I knew that basketball was something I could dominate. Even though I was still

dominating football, that high school experience at a young age got my attention.

Going into the night grade I transferred to Nansemond River in Suffolk VA. They

were a pretty good team coming into the
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We lost in a four overtime game

to our rivals that week that Saturdays practice everybody was sluggish from the long

week, he was running ups to death squeezing all he could out of us. We started to

scrimmage and somebody let me score on them and I talked a little trash to my

defender he blows the whistle and stated to dig into me with insults. After that day we

never could see eye to eye know how he really felt about me now! I still lead the team in

scoring, checked the best player from the other team and lead the team in rebounds

that didn’t matter to him. At the end of the season we were 16- 6 didn’t even make it out

of the conference. I accomplished one my goal of the season made first team all-district

That summer I played AAU with players from our rival school and they had just

won the state championship. Being that my coach and I didn’t see eye to eye, I didn’t

feel that he could get me to the next level I transferred to the school of the defending

state champion Kings Fork High. I was happy with my decision because I was going to

be playing with my friends and also the best team in the state. We was the talk of
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Somewhere in the middle of the season I started to catch fire becoming a major part of

our success. Colleges were interested in me but I didn’t know anything about SATs or

what I needed to do to apply for college. We ended that season losing again in states in

the semifinals finishing the season with a 21-3 record.

It was the end of the season and I had offers from division one and division two

schools. My only problem I didn’t take the SAT or the ACT had a good GPA but

because of me being so young I just didn’t know how to get to the next level, college.

During the college search they were informing me that I would have to come and sit out

a year before I could play. So I chose to go to a junior college for two years and then

transfer to a four year college. Chesapeake College on the eastern shore of Maryland

was my school chose. I did a year of school there played basketball was the top scorer

on the team on the number two team in the region that year. Due to lack of financial

support and lack of knowledge on how to go about getting scholarships and loans I left

school. I had been out of school for two years until now starting this year at

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